Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Lexus | posted January 07, 2015 07:22
Bolsters the exciting F Performance stable
Luxury vehicle manufacturer Lexus has officially announced the highly-anticipated GS F performance sedan days before its official unveiling at the North American International Auto Show on January 13, 2015.
Lexus played with everyone’s imagination last month, but there was very little indication that this four-door vehicle, the latest addition to brand’s high-performance line, was anything but the GS F.
Despite sharing the same platform as the GS 350 F SPORT, the GS F is more closely related to the RC F. Under the hood will is a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 that produces a remarkable 473 PS at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 527 Nm at 4,800-5,600 rpm. To maximize power and efficiency in various situations, the engine will use both Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles and will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with manual-shifting capabilities.
Another RC F feature found of the GS F is Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD), which offers three modes: Standard (default) provides a balance of agility and firmness; Slalom emphasizes nimble steering response and agility; and Track emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving.
The GS F’s unibody has also been enhanced with structural reinforcements and is supported by a suspension specially designed to handle its high-performance. Lexus engineered the GS F to deliver superb handling and smoothness whether on the highway or the racetrack.